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VOL. 123 | NO. 36 | Thursday, February 21, 2008


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The Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce General Membership Luncheon will be held today at 11:15 a.m. at the Germantown Country Club. Dave Klevan of Corporate Benefit Management Group, Al Fowler of Fowler Insurance & Employee Benefits and Mike Simpson of Mike Simpson & Associates will present "The Health of Healthcare in 2008." To make reservations, call 755-1200.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will host a free panel discussion, "Black Professionals in Health Care and Professional/Graduate Education," today at noon in the UTHSC Student-Alumni Center, 800 Madison Ave. For more information, call Michael Alston at 448-2112.

The Shelby County Beer Board will meet today at 2 p.m. in the fourth-floor committee room of the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. For more information, call Steve Summerall at 545-4301.

Women on the Move will hold an informal networking reception today at 5:30 p.m. at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave., Suite 909. The cost is $20, including cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. For reservations, call 684-1010.

Christian Brothers University will host Cathy Ross as part of its "Power Talks for Women" series today at 7 p.m. in the CBU Theatre. Ross is the senior vice president and chief financial officer for FedEx Express. Her talk will focus on five personal strategies she sees as vital to career growth and professional development. For reservations, call 321-3291.

The National Black MBA Association Inc.will hold a "Strategy Development" workshop Friday at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. "Leading Strategy into Action" will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon, and "Competing in a Dynamic Environment" will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free for members and $50 for nonmembers. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting Ann Strong-Jenkins at 679-3094 or psjenkins@comcast.net.

The Memphis Bar Association will host a continuing legal education seminar titled "Is it Time to See the Judge? Practical Tips About How to Handle Murky Deposition Problems" Friday from noon to 2 p.m. in the MBA conference room at 80 Monroe Ave., Suite 220. Registration begins at 11:45 a.m. For fee information, call the MBA at 527-3573.

The University of Memphis chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will host radio personality and blogger Thaddeus Matthews Friday at 12:30 p.m. in the Meeman Journalism Auditorium on the U of M campus. Matthews will discuss several topics, including the question "Are Bloggers Journalists?" The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Simone Wilson at 678-4164.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Allied Health Sciences will host a Prospective Student Open House Friday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 930 Madison Ave., sixth floor. For more information, call 448-5581 or e-mail ahcareers@utmem.edu.

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